Manchester United have returned to sign Tottenham Hotspur star Danny Rose, and will make another move to secure his services in January despite a failed attempt this summer.
The England international was heavily linked with a move up north during the summer transfer window, with Jose Mourinho registering immense interest in his exploits on the pitch. Rose had even revealed publicly that he would be open for a switch to Old Trafford if the opportunity arose.
However, the talented full-back ultimately ended up staying put in North London, mostly because of Mauricio Pochettino’s strong resolve to keep him, and due to the fact that he was out injured in the summer.
Meanwhile, with Marcos Rojo sidelined and Luke Shaw still not fit enough (or good enough), there remains no reliable player to entrust the position to, which is why Jose Mourinho is keen on covering up the void at left-back once and for all by signing Rose, reports Tutto Mercato.
Moreover, with the defender set to make a return to the Spurs first-team by the end of October, the Portuguese has been handed yet another reason to snatch his signature.
On the other hand, the Londoners are clearly not missing their regular left-back, as stand-in Ben Davis has made sure to leave no stones unturned defensively. The Englishman has managed to capitalise on his teammate’s absence, and has flourished during that period.
Regardless of his side’s incredible form even without the 27-year-old, however, Pochettino is unlikely to risk being left with just Davis as the only left-back at the club.
The Red Devils, meanwhile, need to show no proof of their luxurious financial status. If the former Real Madrid boss’ resolve gets tested in the upcoming transfer window, last season’s Premier League runner-ups would likely be faced with an irresistible offer for their full-back’s services.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
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